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- May 13, 2020
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- '21 MME GTPE DMG; '10 G37xS; '18 Pacifica Limited
What I'm wondering is (since a few of you know a lot more about the engineering of these motors and drivetrains), is if the power just falls off at that point by design. I'm thinking of my RC cars, and although they have a high top speed, it takes them a while to get there (but the acceleration times in the beginning are insane). Much like my RC cars, the Mach-E seems to accelerate very rapidly through its first 60% of the top speed, then slows the acceleration curve. The Model Y/3 seems to be the same, but their top speeds are quite a bit higher. This would put their rapid acceleration curve about 20 mph above the Mach-E.Speculated? The power throttling has been proven via dragy times and video of the Mach-e's own gauges.
Now, I don't know what's different in the Tesla vs Ford, but higher motor output up top along with different gearing may attribute to both higher top speed and faster trap speed based on higher top speed alone, and the characteristics of an electric drivetrain. Thoughts?